When do you buy more?

Hello everyone:

How do you know When Do You Need to Buy More?

When the bottle of ketchup or the container of strawberries gets low, you probably know it. Would you rather run completely out of something, need it desperately, and then have to make an emergency run to the store to buy it?

Nope, I didn’t think so. When you see that the bottle that you have is less than half full, start looking for specials for that product. If something is on sale, don’t buy ten bottles if you live alone, but do stock up.

[Note: Things rot and products have expiration dates. Be sure to check the dates on the side of the container. If you think you won’t use it up by then, only buy one, not fifteen. Even if it is a really good deal, if you aren’t going to use it before it expires, then it really is not wise to buy too many of whatever it is.]

One exception to the above rule deals with paper towels. You can never, in my opinion, have enough of them….well, actually, you could have too many, if you can’t move in your kitchen because of the pile of unused rolls. Don’t ask……okay, I will confess. When I was a single mom, I used to buy paper towels every time I went to the store because I was always using them to wipe up spills. Apparently, my son and I weren’t as messy as I expected because, when I went to move, I found that paper towels and bottles of ketchup dominated the space in my boxes. These days, I buy them about once a month. That works much better and  doesn’t take up as much space.

Best,

Dr. Sheri

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